Teeth whitening and teeth bleaching, the two are quite different, however, often confused as the same. There are a lot of people who might be using the two words interchangeably. FDA defines both of them as:
Teeth Whitening: It is the process of whitening teeth back to their natural color. There are many toothpastes that are often advertised as “teeth whitening” because they contain abrasives that help in removing stains from teeth. Teeth whitening toothpaste do not have chemicals that bleach your teeth.
Teeth Bleaching: This process is referred to whitening teeth beyond the natural color so that they look whiter than normal. Bleaching is done via gel or strips that is applied to the teeth. Bleaching can be done at home or in the dental office.
Why Choose Teeth Whitening?
Teeth whitening is done with the objective of getting whiter and brighter teeth. This procedure removes stains caused by red wine, coffee, smoking and exposure to food and plaque for a lifetime. Teeth whitening is a cosmetic procedure but it does not yield any specific health benefit.
No matter how badly stained your teeth are, but they can be completely healthy unless they are kept free from plaque and tartar. This method is safe to perform but if patients are suffering from tooth sensitivity or a damaged enamel, it might not be a good option.
Why Choose Teeth Bleaching?
Regardless of the process or type of bleaching you choose, teeth bleaching improves appearance by offering cleaner smile that is attractive. People tend to be more beautiful or handsome with an improved appearance.
Teeth bleaching works by using hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide as the bleaching agent. These chemicals penetrate your teeth and remove surface staining as well as deeper discoloration in the enamel. When patients come to us for teeth bleaching, our dentists take moulds of their teeth to create custom-fit trays. These trays help to ensure that the chemical covers your teeth and protects your gums from exposure.
No matter what treatment you opt for whitening your teeth, always remember to brush and floss. Connect with our dentists today to see maximum results.